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The Brenda Strafford Foundation

Our work focuses on helping people in Canada and the Caribbean obtain person-centered care and services that enable them to live life to the fullest with dignity, hope and happiness.

The Brenda Strafford Foundation

Established in 1975, The Brenda Strafford Foundation is a charitable and innovative force, providing and supporting high quality person-centred care and services to optimize well-being and enrich people’s lives. Our vision is a future where people can live life to the fullest, with dignity, hope and happiness.

Our work includes continuing care and community supports in Canada, healthcare in the Caribbean, principally eye health, and research and innovation. Currently, we are enhancing our work to address unmet health needs for people living in the Caribbean through meaningful and coordinated growth. For eye health, this includes the direct provision of services in Haiti in collaboration with the government (since 1982), partnership for services and training in Jamaica (since 2018), and a development approach in Dominica (since 1985).

In 2023, we co-founded the Caribbean Eye Health Alliance to improve collaboration in addressing eye health and vision needs for people in the Caribbean. We hope that membership in the IAPB can help advance these types of collaborative regional approaches.

Together with the IAPB and its members, we aspire to catalyze transformative change in global eye health, working towards a world where preventable blindness is eradicated, and everyone has access to quality eye care.

Contact Information:
Kevin Melanson
Executive Director of International Healthcare & Chief Social Impact Officer
Office Phone: +1-587-231-6976
Email: [email protected]

Contact Information

The Brenda Strafford Foundation
4628 Montgomery Boulevard Northwest
Alberta T3B 0K7